Amalgamated Yekona I and II Coal Mines

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Amalgamated Yekona I and II Coal Mines is an operating coal mine in Warora, Chandrapur, Maharashtra, India.


Table 1: Project-level location details

Mine Name Location Coordinates (WGS 84)
Amalgamated Yekona I and II Coal Mines Warora, Chandrapur, Maharashtra, India 20.228333, 78.9166666 (approximate)

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Project Details

Table 2: Project status

Status Status Detail Opening Year Closing Year
Operating 2021

Table 3: Operation details

Note: The asterisk (*) signifies that the value is a GEM estimated figure.
Capacity (Mtpa) Production (Mtpa) Year of Production Mine Type Mining Method Mine Size (km2) Mine Depth (m) Workforce Size
2.75[1] 2.75[2] 2022[2] Surface Open Pit 17 50* 628*

Table 4: Coal resources and destination

Total Reserves (Mt) Year of Total Reserves Recorded Total Resources (Mt) Coalfield Coal Type Coal Grade Primary Consumer/ Destination
58 Wardha Valley Lignite Thermal

Table 5: Ownership and parent company

Owner Parent Company Headquarters
Western Coalfields Ltd[3] Coal India India

Note: The above section was automatically generated and is based on data from the GEM April 2024 Global Coal Mine Tracker dataset.

Background on Mine

The Amalgamated Yekona I and II Opencast Coal Mine is a 3.44 million tonne-per-annum mine owned by Western Coalfields Limited, a subsidiary of Coal India Limited. The proposed mining area is the Northern extension of Western limit of Wardha Valley Coalfield and located adjacent to Yekona village which falls in Warora Tahsil of Chandrapur District of Maharashtra State, India. Total area required for the project is 1701.32 Ha. Out of this about 254.15 Ha is acquired for Yekona I OC and 421.70 Ha is acquired for Yekona-II OC. Total 675.85 Ha land is acquired and additional 1025.47 Ha land will be acquired for proposed project. 208 households of Marda village, as per 2011 Census, are to be resettled and rehabilitated as per the R&R policy of Coal India.[4]

Yekona-I opencast coal mine project was granted environment clearance (EC) for production capacity of 0.40 MTPA in a lease area of 265.50 ha on 17 October, 2006. Yekona-II opencast coalmine project was also granted EC for production capacity of 0.60 MTPA in a lease area of 414.56 ha on 17 October 2006. However, the Amalgamated Yekona I and II OCP is yet to receive EC from MoEF&CC. The Public Hearing for the Amalgamated Yekona I & II OC mine (production capacity of 3.44 MTPA (Peak) within area of 1701.32 ha) was conducted successfully by Maharashtra Pollution Control Board at the project site in Warora Tehsil, Chandrapur on 14th June, 2019.[5]

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  4. Executive Summary of the Environment Impact Assessment and Environment Management Plan, Central Mine Planning and Design Institute, 6 June, 2016
  5. Environment Impact Assessment and Environment Management Plan, Central Mine Planning and Design Institute, 6 June, 2016